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November 2, 2021

A Bright New Future for the World of Accessibility

T-Base Communications • Accessible360 • CommonLook

As you may know, T-Base Communications has been at the forefront of document accessibility solutions and associated technologies for more than 25 years. We are proud to say that, in that time, we have purpose-built our offerings to best serve low-vision and blind customers of the world's leading enterprise, government, and educational organizations.

To continue our ever-present commitment to the community that we serve, we are always evolving. Therefore, it is with great excitement that we announce yet another significant step forward.

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October 19, 2021

Thompson Street Capital Partners Portfolio Company, T-Base Communications, Acquires CommonLook

“We are incredibly excited for this combination,” commented CommonLook CEO Monir ElRayes. "T-Base’s strategy for the accessibility market, their strong financial backing by TSCP, and their renowned accessibility expertise make them the ideal partner for CommonLook. Most importantly, this endeavor will greatly benefit our customers—enabling us to further strengthen our relationships through a wide range of additional offerings.”

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September 14, 2021

CommonLook Launches a PDF Starter Pack That Provides Free Access to Software and Services for 30 Days

Launched on August 26, 2021, CommonLook’s PDF Starter Pack consists of 30-day free trials of their PDF remediation plug-in for Acrobat and their PDF accessibility add-in that works in Word and PPT. In addition, users have 30 days of access to 12+ self-paced training modules and CommonLook’s PDF remediation portal.

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April 12, 2021

CommonLook Gives Back to Higher Ed with Free Software and Training

CommonLook launches a unique program that delivers two of their PDF accessibility tools to higher ed institutions in the United States and Canada at no cost. These tools work as plugins within Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

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July 2020

How CommonLook's Expertise Helps Google With PDF Accessibility

Two years ago, Google reached out to CommonLook because of our expertise in PDF accessibility.

"At the time, we recognized the potential impact on PDF accessibility due to the massive number of Chrome users around the world." - Monir ElRayes, President and CEO, CommonLook, Inc.

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August 2019

CommonLook Delivers Software and Services to Help Organizations Achieve compliance with Document Accessibility Standards

CommonLook is the only company in the world that provides both PDF accessibility software products and professional services. This hybrid approach enables faster, more cost-efficient, and more reliable processes for achieving compliance with the leading PDF and document accessibility standards, including WCAG, PDF/UA and Section 508. Here is Superb Crew's interview with Daniel Kim, Vice President of CommonLook.

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July 2019

2019: A Year of Record Results for CommonLook

CommonLook, the world leader in document accessibility compliance, posted record results for the first half of the 2019 financial year. Sales rose 50% over 2018 with new software business posting a record 950% growth.

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August 2020

Website Auditing and PDF Document Partnership to Eliminate the Digital Divide

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA), a Rhode Island company specializing in website accessibility compliance, and CommonLook, the PDF accessibility experts have joined forces to make it easier for their clients to receive full-service web and document accessibility solutions.

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